Global Warming and a possible solution?!

As always, in the news there were  some reports about Gorillas having to migrate to higher altitudes to find food, as the globe going warmer everyday.

I thought, well, the atmosphere has captured too much heat and energy, leading to warming. Everybody talks about reducing the heat, by limiting the production, energy consumption and, loss of energy in forms of heat, by making things more efficient.

All good thoughts, but I thought, why don’t we find a way to release more energy into the outer space?! Think about it. All the efforts to reduce heat production have been good but not enough, what if we really design solutions for example to reflect some of Earth heat into the outside? Can it be done? Can we make huge reflectors to redirect some heat towards outside of the Earth atmosphere and so control the global warming?

Please spread the idea, maybe this is a solution to one of the biggest problems of mother nature.

Paymaan.

 

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Father of C Language, Denise Ritchie 1941-2011

This is possibly one of the worst weeks in history of computers, first Steve Jobs, and now the more important Denise Ritchie, the father of “C” programming language, which is behind almost every type of serious application and OS, died.

It is absolutely not OK to me that his death didn’t get the attention needed for his importance in changing the world the way it is. He is much more important than almost any other person in the computer industry.
Without him, none of OSes and Applications could even exist. Even many other computer languages are made possible by C language. If it wasn’t there, most other software didn’t exist at all. May he rest in peace, and we remember him as a legend.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dennis_Ritchie

Paymaan.

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Tribute to Steve Jobs, 1955-2011

 

RIP Steve Jobs Apple CEO and Co-Founder, PIXAR

RIP Steve Jobs Apple CEO and Co-Founder, PIXAR

I have never used an Apple computer yet except for emulations like ShapeShifter back on old Amiga days, We Amiga users were always in competition with Apple users, arguing etc. etc., But just like Amiga’s visionaries like the Jay Miner, Steve Jobs was a great visionary, a gigantically professional CEO and somebody who changed the world we live so hard.

Obviously, his products are far far better than Windows PCs and anything Microsoft based. and I doubt for sure Owners of Microsoft ever get such respect when passing, you know who I mean.

He died of cancer Yesterday 5th OCT. 2011, and I pray for him and hope he rests in peace.

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Under Skin or Internal Body Armour?!

This morning I was watching a review on 2 of  SOG and CRKT knives, and I thought is it possible to put, plant, or grow some firm plates inside body, right behind skin and flesh, to act as some kind of body armour at least for special organs like kidneys, heart and stomach?

Say something like a metal or composite material implant, or helping small flat bones like scales grow in front of heart, in a way not hurting the normal behavior of body parts?!

It is just an idea, but I guess it can have some futuristic, super soldier things in it…

Paymaan.

 

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Crickets under water fall

About two weeks ago in trip to north province of Mazandaran, under an small waterfall, I noticed this beautiful cricket and his/her mate.  They looked so pretty I couldn’t stop taking images and here is 2 of them:

 

A beautiful cricket under a water fall in Haraz Road, Tehran, Iran.

Second cricket under waterfall

 

Paymaan.

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Bushnell 3-9×32 Dual Illuminated Scope

This is a cheap Scope from Bushnell.  Not a bad choice, but as Bushnell makes cheap scopes, you will find it some times uncomfortable.  The reticle spins and you need to make adjustments,  Overall, If I want to buy something this time, I would go for a red dot or holographic scope instead.

Bushnell 3-9x32 Scope

At about $120, I guess there are lots of better choices.  This one is illuminated in green and red, but I guess an ordinary 4×32 does much better.

Paymaan.

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My good old 14400 Prolink 1419LE Fax Modem!

Last night we had some discussions on Face Book about old memories and talking about modems, I noticed my almost 19 years old modem is sitting a few meters from my table, intact and right the way it looked 19 years ago! So I took a picture to show to friends, here it is:

My 19 years old Prolink 1419LE Fax modem

Notice the serial cable attached to it! 🙂

Actually I have its original box like  new as it was at those times,  and it still works perfect.  I used this modem with my Amiga 1200 machine, as well as an additional external modem for my old PCs, for a few years!

Old gadgets were made in a way they didn’t fail that easy.  While my first ADSL modem broke after 3 years.

Paymaan.

 

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My Name goes on Mars with next Mars Rover!

 

Certificate of participation...

It is real, believe me!

Here is NASA’s proof, I guess this is second time I join the program, last time was when Spirit and Opportunity were being sent up there, but I can’t remember if my name was included finally or not, this time it is officially included for sure!

 

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May 2011 Hike in northern Tehran…

Paymaan regenerating power :)

Afjeh to Dasht e Havij hike.

Travel light! This is the most important advice I can give.  If you are going to take a long hike, do your best to keep your package as light as possible.  Learn easy ways to provide any needs by yourself, wherever possible.  the lighter you are, the faster you can move and the less you get tired, and you extend your range and possibilities this way.

Last Friday 20 May 2011, I finally begin to try my long planned solo hike.  It is years I have not done pressure tests like this on myself, and as a non-athletic person reaching 40,  I had to prove some things to myself and get back on track.

3 day hike path, excluding rides.

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King’s mosque entrance gate, Tehran Bazaar

King's Mosque in Tehran Bazaar, مسجد شاه

King's Mosque Entrance gate from inside

Walked in Tehran Bazaar for a few hours and had a chance to take a photo of  Masjed Shah (King’s mosque) entrance gate from inside. Illegal but who cares, it is just a photo.

Bazaar always looks amazing.

The image is also available on Panoramio and Google Earth.

 

 

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